Gina Carano “Kinda Considering” Fighting In The UFC, Meeting With Dana White Next Week

Gina Carano hasn’t fought inside the cage since her August 2009 loss to Cris Cyborg under the Strikeforce banner. Carano has gone on to shooting including movies including “In The Blood”, which comes out today in theatres. Rumors have been circulating that Carano and her team have been talking to the UFC about a possible return, which would be a fight against women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

Carano was on “The Arsenio Hall” Show last night to promote the movie and was asked by Hall if she misses fighting.

“There’s not a workout that I go through that I’m not fighting somebody in my mind,” she said, “and it’s never gone away.”

Hall then asked “Conviction” if she would fight again.

“Yea, I’m actually kinda considering it.”

Carano then confirmed that she will be meeting with UFC President Dana White next week. “I love it (fighting), it’s something I can do that makes everything else disappear. I dream about it. I just didn’t know if I was ever going to get placed with the opportunity to make a comeback. So I’m either going to do it now or retire and say, I’m never going to do it. So now is the moment.”

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Cris Cyborg To Drop To 135 Pounds And Wants To “Retire” Ronda Rousey

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Ronda Rousey tonight makes the third defense of her UFC women’s bantamweight championship as she defends against Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170. If Rousey is victorious tonight, her next title defense is unknown at this time.

Her longtime rival Cris Cyborg would like to get that crack at Rousey. The reason the fight hasn’t taken place yet is that Cyborg had refused in the past to drop from 145 to 135 pounds and wanted the fight to take place at a catchweight of 140 pounds.

Cyborg sent a statement to “Inside MMA”:

“In reference to Ronda’s statement that I am looking for a payday so that I can retire, you’re right, I am looking for a payday to retire you like I did Gina Carano. But to show it’s not only about money, I challenge you to a fight – winner takes all. Or better yet let’s fight for FREE. ANYTIME! ANYWHERE! Ask your daddy Dana to make it happen.

My English is not that great, so sorry if I was misunderstood. I didn’t literally mean I would die if I made 135. What I meant was that my doctor recommended that I did not fight the rest of my career at 135, which is what the UFC wanted.

You have fought 154 in the Olympics and 145 in MMA. You can meet me at 140 easier than for me to go down to 135. The only reason you want the fight at 135 is because you feel that is your only chance because you hope the weight cut will affect me. You guys say I’m irrelevant, yet watch my highlights. The true MMA fans not only know me, but know I’m the best. Sad that you give the true MMA fans no recognition by saying that they don’t matter.

I’m currently training to fight at 145 on March 28 and in early May. My team has hired a medical doctor to help me make 135. I plan to challenge and win the Invicta 135 Championship in the summer and challenge you, champion to champion, for your 135 belt in December.

Now I know critics will say “I thought you said you would die if you made 135.” All I’m promising is that I will give 100 percent to try to get to 135 to make this plan happen. If I do, I will still listen to my doctor’s advice and fight no more than three times at 135: first to win the Invicta belt, the second time to kick your ass and the third time to kick your ass again so that the world can see it wasn’t luck. You can even have me tested every week up to the fight. That way you will not have an excuse after I kick your ass.”

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Video: Invicta FC 6: Road to Coenen vs Cyborg

Invicta FC returns on Saturday with there sixth event. The show takes place at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.

The main event features a rematch pitting former Strikeforce women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg facing off with former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Marloes Coenen for the Invicta featherweight championship.

The video above previews the main event of Saturday’s show.

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Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs Cyborg to Headline on PPV July 13

The MMA world has been wondering when Invicta Fighting Championships would be seen on television. The wait is over.
invicta The cable and satellite providers that will be airing the event are IN Demand, DISH and Avail-TVN in the U.S and Bell TV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $14.95. The night’s main-card broadcast is scheduled for four hours.

The headlining fight is a rematch between Marloes Coenen (21-5) against Cris Cyborg (11-1) to crown the first Invicta FC featherweight champion. The event will be taking place at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.

“We are excited about bringing the Invicta FC brand of women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts to television for the first time with this tremendous rematch between two of the world’s top women fighters,” said Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp. “This is yet another step forward for women’s MMA and we are extremely proud to be leading the charge.”

The event is being distributed by Integrated Sports Media and is scheduled to air live starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Three preliminary bouts will stream live for free prior to the pay-per-view broadcast.

“We’re excited to be distributing Invicta FC 6 to MMA fans in the U.S.,” Integrated Sports Media President Doug Jacobs stated. “Women’s MMA has exploded, and Invicta Fighting Championships has led the charge.”

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Invicta CEO: Why Invicta Gave UStream Another Chance and Why They Changed Venues

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We talked to the CEO of Invicta Fighting Championships Shannon Knapp. We discuss tonight’s show which you can catch tonight starting at 7 P.M. ET/4 PT. Also we discuss why the company gave UStream another chance, preview tonight’s show, the signing of Cris Cyborg , the change of venue and much more.

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